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A Garda spokeswoman confirmed the incident is alleged to have occurred at the end of June.

Gardaí have begun an investigation after a five-year-old girl alleged she was attacked in a shed by three boys aged under the age of 10. A Garda spok(...)

Mari Gallagher and her daughter Tanya at their home in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Laura Hutton

As a child growing up, Tanya Gallagher always thought her parents in Kazakhstan had given her up for adoption because they didn’t love her. “I was na(...)

Ian Elliott, left, child protection expert, and Adrian Tennant, chair of Scouting Ireland’s board.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

On October 7th last year, the newly elected board of Scouting Ireland met in the Bonnington Hotel in north Dublin for a briefing from child protection(...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall expressed concern the HSE did not contact the woman directly, but communicated with her hospital instead. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A husband’s complaint over delays by the Health Service Executive (HSE) issuing a medical card to his terminally ill wife, which arrived the day befor(...)

Divorce is painful and costly on an emotional level but it also costs the exchequer a huge amount of money. People’s mental and physical health deteriorates.

Although no results are available at the time of writing, it is safe to presume that the referendum on removing time limits on divorce from the Consti(...)

In a statement on Thursday, Tusla accepted the findings and said steps have since been taken to improve standards.

Tusla, the child and family agency, has admitted it failed to protect three children who were repeatedly raped by a teenager while in the care of the (...)

A detective told the court    the images were of the most serious Category 1 type.

A 34-year-old man was found with over 2,000 child porn images at his home in Cork city while he was working for the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, a (...)

Fred McBride, former chief executive of Tusla, raised concerns about staffing issues at private residential care centres. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Serious concerns were raised around the “viability” of continuing to place vulnerable children in private residential centres by the then chief execut(...)

Legal counsel for Tusla said in his eight years making applications to have young persons placed in secure care this case was the most ‘stark’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla the Child and Family Agency has secured High Court orders allowing it to place a teenager girl who is being pimped to men by her girlfriend for (...)

Pleading for leniency, the defence counsel said the teachers agreed the boy was bright, enjoyed school and seemed happy. The barrister  said the woman was the sole carer for her children and was doing her best

A Dublin mother wept in court when she was jailed for three weeks on Monday after her son (8) missed more than 240 school days over the last two years(...)

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